Tamar River, Launceston

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Kanamaluka/Tamar River is a 70km estuary located in northern Tasmania, Australia. Despite being called a river, the waterway is a saline and tidal estuary over its entire length.Location and featuresFormed by the confluence of the North Esk and South Esk rivers at, kanamaluka/Tamar River flows generally north towards its mouth at Low Head, north of the settlement George Town and into the Bass Strait via Port Dalrymple. kanamaluka/Tamar River has several minor tributaries including the Supply River.Low Head Lighthouse is located at the tip of a peninsula, on the east side of the mouth of the Tamar River. The only full crossing of the river is the Batman Bridge in the relatively remote area of Sidmouth, around halfway up the river.Although the Port of Launceston is now used very little in comparison to the past and the SeaCat Tasmania ferry no longer docks at George Town, the river still is used for shipping, with light and heavy industries at George Town including aluminium smelters as well as commercial boat cruises.EtymologyThe Tamar River was named after the River Tamar in South West England by Colonel William Paterson in December 1804.
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  • A must stop for great views of the Tamar River Andy surroundings. Convenient car parking and toilet facilities.  more »
  • Just a beautiful river and area here that one cannot think of if not breathtaking for its beauty and tranquility  more »
  • We drove from Launceston to George Town over to Beaconsfield and back to Launceston, stopping along the way at attractions and wineries. This is a beautiful part of the world and if you have the time ...  more »

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Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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